Our Chief Investment Office and experts share insights into our house view and macro trends.
It had been hoped that the US midterm elections on 6 November might prove to be a cathartic moment for markets and provide a positive turning point following the brutal October battering.
This week’s market turmoil, like in February and March, started as a technical correction after six months of straight-up markets which required a little breathing space. Soon thereafter, however, fundamental concerns have crept in.
This week Tony Dwyer, Chief US Market Strategist at Canaccord Genuity and ‘Wall Street’s biggest bull’, came over from his office in New York and presented to our clients.
One of the fascinating aspects of the current financial markets is that investors can find a plethora of information to support either a positive or negative view of the world, depending on their disposition.
With large companies wising up to the importance of adopting and promoting sustainable business practices – and with the influence, affluence and expectations of Millennials set to peak over the next decade – our guest contributor Will Oulton, Global Head, Responsible Investment, First State Investments, considers the impact on the investment industry, and the increasing need to balance social and environmental responsibility with positive financial performance.
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